The first time that I saw the pictures of the Corsair M65 and M95 gaming mice, two things jumped to mind;
- That looks like a mouse for Imperial Stormtroopers, and
- Corsair does gaming peripherals? Wow. Didn't know that.
Corsair M95 - Is this not what Imperial Stormtroopers would be playing SWTOR with?
After I adjusted my gaming ignorance (thank to Francois from Rectron), and started reading the information on the new Corsair gaming peripherals, I was intrigued. First of all, the distinction between the M65 and the M95 is based on your choice of games that you prefer as they are tailored quite specifically to this.
Before we look at each mouse individually, both mice have a couple of characteristics in common:
- Ergonomic aluminum unibody chassis
- Avago Technologies ADNS-9800 LaserStream gaming sensor, offering 8200 DPI for increased speed and precision
- Ruggedized, high-precision button switches for rapid triggering and solid durability
- On-the-fly resolution switching
- Progammable lift detection
- High-mass scroll wheel
- PTFE glide pads
The Corsair M95 Gaming Mouse for MMO Gamers
Corsair M95 - sleek ergonomic shape
The Vengeance Corsair M95, is optimised for MMO gamers, sporting 15 programmable buttions "arranged and tuned for intuitive operation". The mouse also sports on-board flash memory to store macros in up to six profiles that gamers are able to switch between on the fly, which is pretty cool if you are playing a variety of MMO's. Included with the mouse is a utility for Windows that allows gamers to manage their macro keys, profiles and sensor settings, so the mouse can be customised to a gamer's preferences.The Vengeance M95 is available in two colors, Arctic White and Gunmetal Black.
The Corsair M65 Gaming Mouse for FPS Gamers
The Corsair M65 with "Sniper" button
The Vengeance M65 gaming mouse caters to gamers that are First Person Shooter enthusiasts with its feature of a "Sniper Button". This button allows a user to instantly toggle between a high DPI-resolution or "fast movement" mode to a high precision mode for more accurate aiming. The mouse also sports an adjustable center of gravity, allowing gamers the option to balance the mouse according to their preferences. The Vengeance M65 is available in three colors— Military Green, Arctic White and Gunmetal Black.
The Corsair M65 also comes in Military Green (for the Rebels)
Vengeance MM600 Dual-sided Gaming Mat
To compliment the mice, Corsair are also launching the MM600, which is a double-sided mat that has a 3mm thick aircraft-grade piece of aluminum at its foundation with no-slip rubber corners to minimise slippage. One side of the mat is a smooth texture for high speed glide, whilst the other is a heavier texture for improved control. Both sides are covered with a high -quality polymer surface.
The MM600 gaming mat
Pricing and Availability
The new Corsair Vengeance M95 and M65 mice and MM600 mouse mat will be available in March 2013 at a suggested retail price of R 759.99, R 659.99, and R 359.99 respectively.
Where to buy the M65 / M95 or MM600
The following stores are online and retail partners for Rectron (the distributors of this line):
RebelTech, TakeAlot, Zaps, Sybaritic, NGR, ComputerMania, Chaos Computers, Computer World, Prophecy
For more information on Corsair products in South Africa, follow Rectron on Facebook or Twitter or Website
Alternatively, you can also visit the Corsair website.
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